Libyan Sanctions Regulations, 38562-38568 [2011-16621]

Download as PDF 38562 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 127 / Friday, July 1, 2011 / Rules and Regulations AMENDMENT TABLE FOR PART 1290 Amend By removing the reference to: And adding in its place: § 1290.105(g) ..................................................... § 1290.108 ......................................................... § 1290.110(a)(1) ................................................ Deputy Commissioner of Indian Affairs ........... Deputy Commissioner of Indian Affairs ........... Deputy Commissioner of Indian Affairs ........... Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs. Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs. Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2011–16681 Filed 6–30–11; 8:45 am] 13566 (76 FR 11315, March 2, 2011) (‘‘E.O. 13566’’), effective at 8 p.m. eastern standard time on February 25, 2011. The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (‘‘OFAC’’) is issuing the Libyan Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 570 (the ‘‘Regulations’’), to implement E.O. 13566 pursuant to authorities delegated to the Secretary of the Treasury in E.O. 13566. A copy of E.O. 13566 appears in appendix A to this part. The Regulations are being published in abbreviated form at this time for the purpose of providing immediate guidance to the public. Effective July 1, 2011, sections 570.506 and 570.508 replace and supersede General License Nos. 3 and 2, respectively, which have been available on, and are now being removed from, OFAC’s Web site. General License Nos. 1B, 4, and 5, as well as certain statements of licensing policy, are not being incorporated into the Regulations at this time and remain available on OFAC’s Web site at http://www.treasury.gov/resourcecenter/sanctions/programs/pages/ libya.aspx. Other general licenses and statements of licensing policy also may be added to OFAC’s Web site. OFAC intends to supplement this part 570 with a more comprehensive set of regulations, which may include additional interpretive and definitional guidance and additional general licenses and statements of licensing policy. The appendix to the Regulations will be removed when OFAC supplements this part with a more comprehensive set of regulations. CFR part 501 (the ‘‘Reporting, Procedures and Penalties Regulations’’). Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507), those collections of information have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1505– 0164. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid control number. BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control 31 CFR Part 570 Libyan Sanctions Regulations AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (‘‘OFAC’’) is issuing regulations with respect to Libya to implement Executive Order 13566 of February 25, 2011. OFAC intends to supplement this part 570 with a more comprehensive set of regulations, which may include additional interpretive and definitional guidance and additional general licenses and statements of licensing policy. DATES: Effective Date: July 1, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202–622– 2490, Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202–622–2480, Assistant Director for Policy, tel.: 202–622–4855, Office of Foreign Assets Control, or Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control), tel.: 202–622– 2410, Office of the General Counsel, Department of the Treasury (not toll free numbers). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Electronic and Facsimile Availability This document and additional information concerning OFAC are available from OFAC’s Web site (http://www.treasury.gov/ofac). Certain general information pertaining to OFAC’s sanctions programs also is available via facsimile through a 24hour fax-on-demand service, tel.: 202– 622–0077. Background On February 25, 2011, the President, invoking the authority of, inter alia, the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701–1706) and the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), issued Executive Order VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:02 Jun 30, 2011 Jkt 223001 Public Participation Because the Regulations involve a foreign affairs function, the provisions of Executive Order 12866 of September 30, 1993, and the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553) requiring notice of proposed rulemaking, opportunity for public participation, and delay in effective date are inapplicable. Because no notice of proposed rulemaking is required for this rule, the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612) does not apply. Paperwork Reduction Act The collections of information related to the Regulations are contained in 31 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 List of Subjects in 31 CFR Part 570 Administrative practice and procedure, Banking, Banks, Blocking of assets, Brokers, Credit, Foreign trade, Investments, Libya, Loans, Securities, Services. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control adds part 570 to 31 CFR Chapter V to read as follows: PART 570—LIBYAN SANCTIONS REGULATIONS Subpart A—Relation of This Part to Other Laws and Regulations Sec. 570.101 Relation of this part to other laws and regulations. Subpart B—Prohibitions 570.201 Prohibited transactions. 570.202 Effect of transfers violating the provisions of this part. 570.203 Holding of funds in interestbearing accounts; investment and reinvestment. Subpart C—General Definitions 570.301 Blocked account; blocked property. 570.302 Effective date. 570.303 Entity. 570.304 Government of Libya. 570.305 [Reserved] 570.306 Interest. 570.307 Licenses; general and specific. 570.308 Person. 570.309 Property; property interest. 570.310 Transfer. 570.311 United States. 570.312 U.S. financial institution. 570.313 United States person; U.S. person. Subpart D—Interpretations 570.401 [Reserved] 570.402 Effect of amendment. 570.403 Termination and acquisition of an interest in blocked property. 570.404 Transactions ordinarily incident to a licensed transaction authorized. E:\FR\FM\01JYR1.SGM 01JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 127 / Friday, July 1, 2011 / Rules and Regulations 570.405 Setoffs prohibited. 570.406 Entities owned by a person whose property and interests in property are blocked. Subpart E—Licenses, Authorizations, and Statements of Licensing Policy 570.501 General and specific licensing procedures. 570.502 [Reserved] 570.503 Exclusion from licenses. 570.504 Payments and transfers to blocked accounts in U.S. financial institutions. 570.505 Entries in certain accounts for normal service charges authorized. 570.506 Provision of certain legal services authorized. 570.507 Authorization of emergency medical services. 570.508 Libyan diplomatic missions in the United States. Subpart F—[Reserved] Subpart G—[Reserved] Subpart H—Procedures 570.801 [Reserved] 570.802 Delegation by the Secretary of the Treasury. Subpart I—Paperwork Reduction Act 570.901 Paperwork Reduction Act notice. Appendix A to Part 570—Executive Order 13566 Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1601–1651, 1701–1706; Pub. L. 101–410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); Pub. L. 110–96, 121 Stat. 1011 (50 U.S.C. 1705 note); E.O. 13566, 76 FR 11315, March 2, 2011. Subpart A—Relation of This Part to Other Laws and Regulations mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES § 570.101 Relation of this part to other laws and regulations. This part is separate from, and independent of, the other parts of this chapter, with the exception of part 501 of this chapter, the recordkeeping and reporting requirements and license application and other procedures of which apply to this part. Actions taken pursuant to part 501 of this chapter with respect to the prohibitions contained in this part are considered actions taken pursuant to this part. Differing foreign policy and national security circumstances may result in differing interpretations of similar language among the parts of this chapter. No license or authorization contained in or issued pursuant to those other parts authorizes any transaction prohibited by this part. No license or authorization contained in or issued pursuant to any other provision of law or regulation authorizes any transaction prohibited by this part. No license or authorization contained in or issued pursuant to this part relieves the involved parties from VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:02 Jun 30, 2011 Jkt 223001 38563 complying with any other applicable laws or regulations. § 570.202 Effect of transfers violating the provisions of this part. Note to § 570.101: This part has been published in abbreviated form for the purpose of providing immediate guidance to the public. OFAC intends to supplement this part with a more comprehensive set of regulations, which may include additional interpretive and definitional guidance and additional general licenses and statements of licensing policy. (a) Any transfer after the effective date that is in violation of any provision of this part or of any regulation, order, directive, ruling, instruction, or license issued pursuant to this part, and that involves any property or interest in property blocked pursuant to § 570.201, is null and void and shall not be the basis for the assertion or recognition of any interest in or right, remedy, power, or privilege with respect to such property or property interests. (b) No transfer before the effective date shall be the basis for the assertion or recognition of any right, remedy, power, or privilege with respect to, or any interest in, any property or interest in property blocked pursuant to § 570.201, unless the person who holds or maintains such property, prior to that date, had written notice of the transfer or by any written evidence had recognized such transfer. (c) Unless otherwise provided, an appropriate license or other authorization issued by the Office of Foreign Assets Control before, during, or after a transfer shall validate such transfer or make it enforceable to the same extent that it would be valid or enforceable but for the provisions of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, Executive Order 13566, this part, and any regulation, order, directive, ruling, instruction, or license issued pursuant to this part. (d) Transfers of property that otherwise would be null and void or unenforceable by virtue of the provisions of this section shall not be deemed to be null and void or unenforceable as to any person with whom such property is or was held or maintained (and as to such person only) in cases in which such person is able to establish to the satisfaction of the Office of Foreign Assets Control each of the following: (1) Such transfer did not represent a willful violation of the provisions of this part by the person with whom such property is or was held or maintained (and as to such person only); (2) The person with whom such property is or was held or maintained did not have reasonable cause to know or suspect, in view of all the facts and circumstances known or available to such person, that such transfer required a license or authorization issued pursuant to this part and was not so licensed or authorized, or, if a license or authorization did purport to cover the transfer, that such license or authorization had been obtained by misrepresentation of a third party or Subpart B—Prohibitions § 570.201 Prohibited transactions. All transactions prohibited pursuant to Executive Order 13566 of February 25, 2011 (76 FR 11315, March 2, 2011), are also prohibited pursuant to this part. Note 1 to § 570.201: The names of persons listed in or designated pursuant to Executive Order 13566, whose property and interests in property therefore are blocked pursuant to this section, are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the Office of Foreign Assets Control’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (‘‘SDN List’’) with the identifier ‘‘[LIBYA2].’’ The SDN List is accessible through the following page on the Office of Foreign Assets Control’s Web site: http:// www.treasury.gov/sdn. Additional information pertaining to the SDN List can be found in Appendix A to this chapter. See § 570.406 concerning entities that may not be listed on the SDN List but whose property and interests in property are nevertheless blocked pursuant to this section. Executive Order 13566 also blocks the property and interests in property of the Government of Libya. See § 570.304 of this part for the definition of the term Government of Libya. The property and interests in property of persons falling within the definition of the term Government of Libya are blocked pursuant to this section regardless of whether the names of such persons are published in the Federal Register or incorporated into the SDN List. Note 2 to § 570.201: The International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701–1706), in Section 203 (50 U.S.C. 1702), authorizes the blocking of property and interests in property of a person during the pendency of an investigation. The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pending investigation pursuant to this section also are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the SDN List with the identifier ‘‘[BPI– LIBYA2].’’ Note 3 to § 570.201: Sections 501.806 and 501.807 of this chapter describe the procedures to be followed by persons seeking, respectively, the unblocking of funds that they believe were blocked due to mistaken identity, or administrative reconsideration of their status as the Government of Libya or persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this section. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\01JYR1.SGM 01JYR1 38564 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 127 / Friday, July 1, 2011 / Rules and Regulations withholding of material facts or was otherwise fraudulently obtained; and (3) The person with whom such property is or was held or maintained filed with the Office of Foreign Assets Control a report setting forth in full the circumstances relating to such transfer promptly upon discovery that: (i) Such transfer was in violation of the provisions of this part or any regulation, ruling, instruction, license, or other directive or authorization issued pursuant to this part; (ii) Such transfer was not licensed or authorized by the Office of Foreign Assets Control; or (iii) If a license did purport to cover the transfer, such license had been obtained by misrepresentation of a third party or withholding of material facts or was otherwise fraudulently obtained. Note to paragraph (d) of § 570.202: The filing of a report in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (d)(3) of this section shall not be deemed evidence that the terms of paragraphs (d)(1) and (d)(2) of this section have been satisfied. (e) Unless licensed pursuant to this part, any attachment, judgment, decree, lien, execution, garnishment, or other judicial process is null and void with respect to any property in which, on or since the effective date, there existed an interest of a person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to § 570.201. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES § 570.203 Holding of funds in interestbearing accounts; investment and reinvestment. (a) Except as provided in paragraphs (e) or (f) of this section, or as otherwise directed by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, any U.S. person holding funds, such as currency, bank deposits, or liquidated financial obligations, subject to § 570.201 shall hold or place such funds in a blocked interest-bearing account located in the United States. (b)(1) For purposes of this section, the term blocked interest-bearing account means a blocked account: (i) In a Federally-insured U.S. bank, thrift institution, or credit union, provided the funds are earning interest at rates that are commercially reasonable; or (ii) With a broker or dealer registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.), provided the funds are invested in a money market fund or in U.S. Treasury bills. (2) Funds held or placed in a blocked account pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section may not be invested in instruments the maturity of which exceeds 180 days. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:02 Jun 30, 2011 Jkt 223001 (c) For purposes of this section, a rate is commercially reasonable if it is the rate currently offered to other depositors on deposits or instruments of comparable size and maturity. (d) For purposes of this section, if interest is credited to a separate blocked account or subaccount, the name of the account party on each account must be the same. (e) Blocked funds held in instruments the maturity of which exceeds 180 days at the time the funds become subject to § 570.201 may continue to be held until maturity in the original instrument, provided any interest, earnings, or other proceeds derived therefrom are paid into a blocked interest-bearing account in accordance with paragraphs (a) or (f) of this section. (f) Blocked funds held in accounts or instruments outside the United States at the time the funds become subject to § 570.201 may continue to be held in the same type of accounts or instruments, provided the funds earn interest at rates that are commercially reasonable. (g) This section does not create an affirmative obligation for the holder of blocked tangible property, such as chattels or real estate, or of other blocked property, such as debt or equity securities, to sell or liquidate such property. However, the Office of Foreign Assets Control may issue licenses permitting or directing such sales or liquidation in appropriate cases. (h) Funds subject to this section may not be held, invested, or reinvested in a manner that provides immediate financial or economic benefit or access to any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to § 570.201, nor may their holder cooperate in or facilitate the pledging or other attempted use as collateral of blocked funds or other assets. Subpart C—General Definitions § 570.301 property. Blocked account; blocked The terms blocked account and blocked property shall mean any account or property subject to the prohibitions in § 570.201 held in the name of the Government of Libya or any other person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to § 570.201, or in which the Government of Libya or such person has an interest, and with respect to which payments, transfers, exportations, withdrawals, or other dealings may not be made or effected except pursuant to an authorization or license from the Office of Foreign Assets Control expressly authorizing such action. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Note to § 570.301: See § 570.406 concerning the blocked status of property and interests in property of an entity that is 50 percent or more owned by a person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to § 570.201. § 570.302 Effective date. The term effective date refers to the effective date of the applicable prohibitions and directives contained in this part as follows: (a) With respect to the Government of Libya, as defined in § 570.304, or a person listed in the Annex to Executive Order 13566, 8 p.m. eastern standard time, February 25, 2011; or (b) With respect to a person whose property and interests in property are otherwise blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13566, the earlier of the date of actual or constructive notice that such person’s property and interests in property are blocked. § 570.303 Entity. The term entity means a partnership, association, trust, joint venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization. § 570.304 Government of Libya. The term Government of Libya includes: (a) The state and the Government of Libya, as well as any political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality thereof, and the Central Bank of Libya; (b) Any entity owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by the foregoing; (c) Any person to the extent that such person is, or has been, or to the extent that there is reasonable cause to believe that such person is, or has been, since the effective date, acting or purporting to act directly or indirectly on behalf of any of the foregoing; and (d) Any other person determined by the Office of Foreign Assets Control to be included within paragraphs (a) through (c) of this section. Note 1 to § 570.304: The names of some of the persons that fall within this definition are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the Office of Foreign Assets Control’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (‘‘SDN List’’) with the identifier ‘‘[LIBYA2].’’ The SDN List is accessible through the following page on OFAC’s Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/ sdn. However, the property and interests in property of persons falling within the definition of the term Government of Libya are blocked pursuant to § 570.201 regardless of whether the names of such persons are published in the Federal Register or incorporated into the SDN List. Note 2 to § 570.304: Section 501.807 of this chapter describes the procedures to be followed by persons seeking administrative E:\FR\FM\01JYR1.SGM 01JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 127 / Friday, July 1, 2011 / Rules and Regulations reconsideration of their status as the Government of Libya. § 570.305 [Reserved] § 570.306 § 570.310 Interest. Except as otherwise provided in this part, the term interest, when used with respect to property (e.g., ‘‘an interest in property’’), means an interest of any nature whatsoever, direct or indirect. § 570.307 Licenses; general and specific. (a) Except as otherwise specified, the term license means any license or authorization contained in or issued pursuant to this part. (b) The term general license means any license or authorization the terms of which are set forth in subpart E of this part. (c) The term specific license means any license or authorization not set forth in subpart E of this part but issued pursuant to this part. Note to § 570.307: See § 501.801 of this chapter on licensing procedures. § 570.308 Person. The term person means an individual or entity. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES § 570.309 Property; property interest. The terms property and property interest include, but are not limited to, money, checks, drafts, bullion, bank deposits, savings accounts, debts, indebtedness, obligations, notes, guarantees, debentures, stocks, bonds, coupons, any other financial instruments, bankers acceptances, mortgages, pledges, liens or other rights in the nature of security, warehouse receipts, bills of lading, trust receipts, bills of sale, any other evidences of title, ownership or indebtedness, letters of credit and any documents relating to any rights or obligations thereunder, powers of attorney, goods, wares, merchandise, chattels, stocks on hand, ships, goods on ships, real estate mortgages, deeds of trust, vendors’ sales agreements, land contracts, leaseholds, ground rents, real estate and any other interest therein, options, negotiable instruments, trade acceptances, royalties, book accounts, accounts payable, judgments, patents, trademarks or copyrights, insurance policies, safe deposit boxes and their contents, annuities, pooling agreements, services of any nature whatsoever, contracts of any nature whatsoever, and any other property, real, personal, or mixed, tangible or intangible, or interest or interests therein, present, future, or contingent. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:02 Jun 30, 2011 Jkt 223001 Transfer. The term transfer means any actual or purported act or transaction, whether or not evidenced by writing, and whether or not done or performed within the United States, the purpose, intent, or effect of which is to create, surrender, release, convey, transfer, or alter, directly or indirectly, any right, remedy, power, privilege, or interest with respect to any property. Without limitation on the foregoing, it shall include the making, execution, or delivery of any assignment, power, conveyance, check, declaration, deed, deed of trust, power of attorney, power of appointment, bill of sale, mortgage, receipt, agreement, contract, certificate, gift, sale, affidavit, or statement; the making of any payment; the setting off of any obligation or credit; the appointment of any agent, trustee, or fiduciary; the creation or transfer of any lien; the issuance, docketing, or filing of, or levy of or under, any judgment, decree, attachment, injunction, execution, or other judicial or administrative process or order, or the service of any garnishment; the acquisition of any interest of any nature whatsoever by reason of a judgment or decree of any foreign country; the fulfillment of any condition; the exercise of any power of appointment, power of attorney, or other power; or the acquisition, disposition, transportation, importation, exportation, or withdrawal of any security. § 570.311 United States. The term United States means the United States, its territories and possessions, and all areas under the jurisdiction or authority thereof. § 570.312 U.S. financial institution. The term U.S. financial institution means any U.S. entity (including its foreign branches) that is engaged in the business of accepting deposits, making, granting, transferring, holding, or brokering loans or credits, or purchasing or selling foreign exchange, securities, or commodity futures or options, or procuring purchasers and sellers thereof, as principal or agent. It includes but is not limited to depository institutions, banks, savings banks, trust companies, securities brokers and dealers, commodity futures and options brokers and dealers, forward contract and foreign exchange merchants, securities and commodities exchanges, clearing corporations, investment companies, employee benefit plans, and U.S. holding companies, U.S. affiliates, or U.S. subsidiaries of any of the foregoing. This term includes those branches, offices, and agencies of PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 38565 foreign financial institutions that are located in the United States, but not such institutions’ foreign branches, offices, or agencies. § 570.313 person. United States person; U.S. The term United States person or U.S. person means any United States citizen, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States (including foreign branches), or any person in the United States. Subpart D—Interpretations § 570.401 [Reserved] § 570.402 Effect of amendment. Unless otherwise specifically provided, any amendment, modification, or revocation of any provision in this part, any provision in or appendix to this chapter, or any order, regulation, ruling, instruction, or license issued by the Office of Foreign Assets Control does not affect any act done or omitted, or any civil or criminal proceeding commenced or pending, prior to such amendment, modification, or revocation. All penalties, forfeitures, and liabilities under any such order, regulation, ruling, instruction, or license continue and may be enforced as if such amendment, modification, or revocation had not been made. § 570.403 Termination and acquisition of an interest in blocked property. (a) Whenever a transaction licensed or authorized by or pursuant to this part results in the transfer of property (including any property interest) away from the Government of Libya or a person, such property shall no longer be deemed to be property blocked pursuant to § 570.201, unless there exists in the property another interest that is blocked pursuant to § 570.201, the transfer of which has not been effected pursuant to license or other authorization. (b) Unless otherwise specifically provided in a license or authorization issued pursuant to this part, if property (including any property interest) is transferred or attempted to be transferred to the Government of Libya or any other person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to § 570.201, such property shall be deemed to be property in which the Government of Libya or that person has an interest and therefore blocked. § 570.404 Transactions ordinarily incident to a licensed transaction authorized. Any transaction ordinarily incident to a licensed transaction and necessary to E:\FR\FM\01JYR1.SGM 01JYR1 38566 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 127 / Friday, July 1, 2011 / Rules and Regulations give effect thereto is also authorized, except: (a) An ordinarily incident transaction, not explicitly authorized within the terms of the license, by or with the Government of Libya or any other person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to § 570.201; or (b) An ordinarily incident transaction, not explicitly authorized within the terms of the license, involving a debit to a blocked account or a transfer of blocked property. § 570.405 Setoffs prohibited. A setoff against blocked property (including a blocked account), whether by a U.S. bank or other U.S. person, is a prohibited transfer under § 570.201 if effected after the effective date. § 570.406 Entities owned by a person whose property and interests in property are blocked. A person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to § 570.201 has an interest in all property and interests in property of an entity in which it owns, directly or indirectly, a 50 percent or greater interest. The property and interests in property of such an entity, therefore, are blocked, and such an entity is a person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to § 570.201, regardless of whether the entity itself is listed in the Annex or designated pursuant to Executive Order 13566. Note to § 570.406: This section, which deals with the consequences of ownership of entities, in no way limits section 570.304’s definition of the term Government of Libya. Subpart E—Licenses, Authorizations, and Statements of Licensing Policy mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES § 570.501 General and specific licensing procedures. For provisions relating to licensing procedures, see part 501, subpart E of this chapter. Licensing actions taken pursuant to part 501 of this chapter with respect to the prohibitions contained in this part are considered actions taken pursuant to this part. Additional general licenses and statements of licensing policy relating to this part may be available through the following page on OFAC’s Web site: http:// www.treasury.gov/resource-center/ sanctions/programs/pages/libya.aspx. from the operation of any license or from the privileges conferred by any license. The Office of Foreign Assets Control also reserves the right to restrict the applicability of any license to particular persons, property, transactions, or classes thereof. Such actions are binding upon actual or constructive notice of the exclusions or restrictions. § 570.504 Payments and transfers to blocked accounts in U.S. financial institutions. Any payment of funds or transfer of credit in which the Government of Libya or any other person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to § 570.201 has any interest that comes within the possession or control of a U.S. financial institution must be blocked in an account on the books of that financial institution. A transfer of funds or credit by a U.S. financial institution between blocked accounts in its branches or offices is authorized, provided that no transfer is made from an account within the United States to an account held outside the United States, and further provided that a transfer from a blocked account may be made only to another blocked account held in the same name. Note to § 570.504: See § 501.603 of this chapter for mandatory reporting requirements regarding financial transfers. See also § 570.203 concerning the obligation to hold blocked funds in interest-bearing accounts. § 570.505 Entries in certain accounts for normal service charges authorized. (a) A U.S. financial institution is authorized to debit any blocked account held at that financial institution in payment or reimbursement for normal service charges owed it by the owner of that blocked account. (b) As used in this section, the term normal service charges shall include charges in payment or reimbursement for interest due; cable, telegraph, Internet, or telephone charges; postage costs; custody fees; small adjustment charges to correct bookkeeping errors; and, but not by way of limitation, minimum balance charges, notary and protest fees, and charges for reference books, photocopies, credit reports, transcripts of statements, registered mail, insurance, stationery and supplies, and other similar items. § 570.502 [Reserved] § 570.506 Provision of certain legal services authorized. § 570.503 Exclusion from licenses. (a) The provision of the following legal services to or on behalf of the Government of Libya or any other persons whose property and interests in The Office of Foreign Assets Control reserves the right to exclude any person, property, transaction, or class thereof VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:02 Jun 30, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 property are blocked pursuant to § 570.201 is authorized, provided that all receipts of payment of professional fees and reimbursement of incurred expenses must be specifically licensed: (1) Provision of legal advice and counseling on the requirements of and compliance with the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States, provided that such advice and counseling are not provided to facilitate transactions in violation of this part; (2) Representation of the Government of Libya or persons named as defendants in or otherwise made parties to domestic U.S. legal, arbitration, or administrative proceedings; (3) Initiation and conduct of legal, arbitration, or administrative proceedings before any U.S. Federal, state, or local court or agency; (4) Representation of the Government of Libya or persons before any U.S. Federal, state, or local court or agency with respect to the imposition, administration, or enforcement of U.S. sanctions against the Government of Libya or such persons; and (5) Provision of legal services in any other context in which prevailing U.S. law requires access to legal counsel at public expense. (b) The provision of any other legal services to the Government of Libya or any other persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to § 570.201, not otherwise authorized by this section, requires the issuance of a specific license. (c) Entry into a settlement agreement or the enforcement of any lien, judgment, arbitral award, decree, or other order through execution, garnishment, or other judicial process purporting to transfer or otherwise alter or affect property or interests in property blocked pursuant to § 570.201 is prohibited unless licensed pursuant to this part. Note to § 570.506: Effective July 1, 2011, this section replaces and supersedes General License No. 3, dated March 9, 2011, which was issued pursuant to Executive Order 13566, and posted on OFAC’s Web site, to authorize provision of certain legal services. § 570.507 Authorization of emergency medical services. The provision of nonscheduled emergency medical services in the United States to persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to § 570.201 is authorized, provided that all receipt of payment for such services must be specifically licensed. E:\FR\FM\01JYR1.SGM 01JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 127 / Friday, July 1, 2011 / Rules and Regulations § 570.508 Libyan diplomatic missions in the United States. (a) The provision of goods or services in the United States to the diplomatic missions of the Government of Libya to the United States and the United Nations is authorized, provided that: (1) The goods or services are for the conduct of the official business of the missions, or for personal use of the employees of the missions, and are not for resale; (2) The transaction does not involve the purchase, sale, financing, or refinancing of real property; (3) The transaction is not otherwise prohibited by law; and (4) The transaction is conducted through an account at a U.S. financial institution specifically licensed by OFAC. Note to paragraph (a)(4) of § 570.508: U.S. financial institutions are required to obtain specific licenses to operate accounts for, or extend credit to, the diplomatic missions of the Government of Libya to the United States and the United Nations. (b) The provision of goods or services in the United States to the employees of the diplomatic missions of the Government of Libya to the United States and the United Nations is authorized, provided that: (1) The goods or services are for personal use of the employees of the missions, and are not for resale; and (2) The transaction is not otherwise prohibited by law. Note 1 to § 570.508: See § 570.404 for authorization, with certain exceptions, of any transaction ordinarily incident to a licensed transaction and necessary to give effect thereto. Note 2 to § 570.508: Effective July 1, 2011, this section replaces and supersedes General License No. 2, dated March 1, 2011, which was issued pursuant to Executive Order 13566 and posted on OFAC’s Web site. Subpart F—[Reserved] Subpart G—[Reserved] Subpart H—Procedures § 570.801 [Reserved] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES § 570.802 Delegation by the Secretary of the Treasury. Any action that the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to take pursuant to Executive Order 13566 of February 25, 2011 (76 FR 11315, March 2, 2011), and any further Executive orders relating to the national emergency declared therein, may be taken by the Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control or by any other person to whom VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:02 Jun 30, 2011 Jkt 223001 the Secretary of the Treasury has delegated authority so to act. Subpart I—Paperwork Reduction Act § 570.901 Paperwork Reduction Act notice. For approval by the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507) of information collections relating to recordkeeping and reporting requirements, licensing procedures (including those pursuant to statements of licensing policy), and other procedures, see § 501.901 of this chapter. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid control number assigned by OMB. Appendix A to Part 570—Executive Order 13566 Executive Order 13566 of February 25, 2011 Blocking Property and Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related to Libya By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, find that Colonel Muammar Qadhafi, his government, and close associates have taken extreme measures against the people of Libya, including by using weapons of war, mercenaries, and wanton violence against unarmed civilians. I further find that there is a serious risk that Libyan state assets will be misappropriated by Qadhafi, members of his government, members of his family, or his close associates if those assets are not protected. The foregoing circumstances, the prolonged attacks, and the increased numbers of Libyans seeking refuge in other countries from the attacks, have caused a deterioration in the security of Libya and pose a serious risk to its stability, thereby constituting an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat. I hereby order: Section 1. All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person, including any overseas branch, of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in: (a) The persons listed in the Annex to this order; and (b) Any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State: (i) To be a senior official of the Government of Libya; PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 38567 (ii) To be a child of Colonel Muammar Qadhafi; (iii) To be responsible for or complicit in, or responsible for ordering, controlling, or otherwise directing, or to have participated in, the commission of human rights abuses related to political repression in Libya; (iv) To have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, logistical, or technical support for, or goods or services in support of the activities described in subsection (b)(iii) of this section or any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; (v) To be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; or (vi) To be a spouse or dependent child of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order. Sec. 2. All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person, including any overseas branch, of the Government of Libya, its agencies, instrumentalities, and controlled entities, and the Central Bank of Libya, are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in. Sec. 3. For those persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, I find that because of the ability to transfer funds or other assets instantaneously, prior notice to such persons of measures to be taken pursuant to this order would render those measures ineffectual. I therefore determine that for these measures to be effective in addressing the national emergency declared in this order, there need be no prior notice of a listing or determination made pursuant to section 1 of this order. Sec. 4. I hereby determine that, to the extent section 203(b)(2) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)) may apply, the making of donations of the type of articles specified in such section by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to sections 1 and 2 of this order would seriously impair my ability to deal with the national emergency declared in this order, and I hereby prohibit such donations as provided by sections 1 and 2 of this order. Sec. 5. The prohibitions in sections 1 and 2 of this order include but are not limited to: (a) The making of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; and (b) The receipt of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services from any such person. Sec. 6. The prohibitions in sections 1 and 2 of this order apply except to the extent provided by statutes, or in regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any contract entered into or E:\FR\FM\01JYR1.SGM 01JYR1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES 38568 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 127 / Friday, July 1, 2011 / Rules and Regulations any license or permit granted prior to the effective date of this order. Sec. 7. (a) Any transaction by a United States person or within the United States that evades or avoids, has the purpose of evading or avoiding, causes a violation of, or attempts to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited. (b) Any conspiracy formed to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited. Sec. 8. Nothing in this order shall prohibit transactions for the conduct of the official business of the Federal Government by employees, grantees, or contractors thereof. Sec. 9. For the purposes of this order: (a) The term ‘‘person’’ means an individual or entity; (b) The term ‘‘entity’’ means a partnership, association, trust, joint venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization; and (c) The term ‘‘United States person’’ means any United States citizen or national, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States (including foreign branches), or any person in the United States. Sec. 10. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to take such actions, including the promulgation of rules and regulations, and to employ all powers granted to the President by IEEPA as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this order. The Secretary of the Treasury may redelegate any of these functions to other officers and agencies of the United States Government consistent with applicable law. All agencies of the United States Government are hereby directed to take all appropriate measures within their authority to carry out the provisions of this order. Sec. 11. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to determine that circumstances no longer warrant the blocking of the property and interests in property of a person listed in the Annex to this order, and to take necessary action to give effect to that determination. Sec. 12. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to submit the recurring and final reports to the Congress on the national emergency declared in this order, consistent with section 401(c) of the NEA (50 U.S.C. 1641(c)) and section 204(c) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1703(c)). Sec. 13. This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person. Sec. 14. This order is effective at 8 p.m. eastern standard time on February 25, 2011. Barack Obama THE WHITE HOUSE, February 25, 2011. ANNEX Individuals 1. Ayesha QADHAFI [Lieutenant General in the Libyan Army, born circa 1976 or 1977] VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:02 Jun 30, 2011 Jkt 223001 2. Khamis QADHAFI [born 1980] 3. Muammar QADHAFI [Head of State of Libya, born 1942] 4. Mutassim QADHAFI [National Security Advisor and Lieutenant Colonel in the Libyan Army, born circa 1975] 5. Saif Al-Islam QADHAFI [born June 5, 1972] Dated: June 28, 2011. Adam J. Szubin, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. Approved: June 28, 2011. David S. Cohen, Acting Under Secretary, Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Department of the Treasury. [FR Doc. 2011–16621 Filed 6–30–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AL–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2011–0410] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Bullhead City Regatta, Bullhead City, AZ Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Bullhead City, Arizona for the Bullhead City Regatta on August 13, 2011. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and vessels would be prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective August 13, 2011, from 6 a.m. through 6 p.m. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2011– 0410 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–0410 the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and then clicking ‘‘Search.’’ They are also available for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility (M– 30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or e-mail Petty Officer Shane Jackson, Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego, Coast Guard; telephone 619–278–7267, e-mail Shane.E.Jackson@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulatory Information The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary final rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because publishing a NPRM would be impracticable since immediate action is needed to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway during the Regatta event. Basis and Purpose The City of Bullhead is sponsoring the Bullhead City Regatta, which is held on the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Bullhead City, Arizona. The temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway. This event involves people floating down the river on inflatable rafts, inner tubes and floating platforms. The size of vessels used would vary in length from 3 feet to 100 feet. Approximately 15,000 to 20,000 people would be participating in this event. The sponsor would provide 37 patrol and rescue boats to help facilitate the event and ensure public safety. Discussion of Rule The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone that would be enforced from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 13, 2011. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the crews, spectators, participants, and other vessels and users of the waterway. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of Foreign Assets Control

31 CFR Part 570


Libyan Sanctions Regulations

AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets 
Control (``OFAC'') is issuing regulations with respect to Libya to 
implement Executive Order 13566 of February 25, 2011. OFAC intends to 
supplement this part 570 with a more comprehensive set of regulations, 
which may include additional interpretive and definitional guidance and 
additional general licenses and statements of licensing policy.

DATES: Effective Date: July 1, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assistant Director for Sanctions 
Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202-622-2490, Assistant Director for 
Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480, Assistant Director for Policy, tel.: 
202-622-4855, Office of Foreign Assets Control, or Chief Counsel 
(Foreign Assets Control), tel.: 202-622-2410, Office of the General 
Counsel, Department of the Treasury (not toll free numbers).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Electronic and Facsimile Availability

    This document and additional information concerning OFAC are 
available from OFAC's Web site (http://www.treasury.gov/ofac). Certain 
general information pertaining to OFAC's sanctions programs also is 
available via facsimile through a 24-hour fax-on-demand service, tel.: 
202-622-0077.

Background

    On February 25, 2011, the President, invoking the authority of, 
inter alia, the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 
1701-1706) and the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), 
issued Executive Order 13566 (76 FR 11315, March 2, 2011) (``E.O. 
13566''), effective at 8 p.m. eastern standard time on February 25, 
2011.
    The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control 
(``OFAC'') is issuing the Libyan Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 570 
(the ``Regulations''), to implement E.O. 13566 pursuant to authorities 
delegated to the Secretary of the Treasury in E.O. 13566. A copy of 
E.O. 13566 appears in appendix A to this part.
    The Regulations are being published in abbreviated form at this 
time for the purpose of providing immediate guidance to the public. 
Effective July 1, 2011, sections 570.506 and 570.508 replace and 
supersede General License Nos. 3 and 2, respectively, which have been 
available on, and are now being removed from, OFAC's Web site. General 
License Nos. 1B, 4, and 5, as well as certain statements of licensing 
policy, are not being incorporated into the Regulations at this time 
and remain available on OFAC's Web site at http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/programs/pages/libya.aspx. Other general 
licenses and statements of licensing policy also may be added to OFAC's 
Web site. OFAC intends to supplement this part 570 with a more 
comprehensive set of regulations, which may include additional 
interpretive and definitional guidance and additional general licenses 
and statements of licensing policy. The appendix to the Regulations 
will be removed when OFAC supplements this part with a more 
comprehensive set of regulations.

Public Participation

    Because the Regulations involve a foreign affairs function, the 
provisions of Executive Order 12866 of September 30, 1993, and the 
Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553) requiring notice of 
proposed rulemaking, opportunity for public participation, and delay in 
effective date are inapplicable. Because no notice of proposed 
rulemaking is required for this rule, the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 
U.S.C. 601-612) does not apply.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    The collections of information related to the Regulations are 
contained in 31 CFR part 501 (the ``Reporting, Procedures and Penalties 
Regulations''). Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3507), those collections of information have been approved by 
the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1505-0164. An 
agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to 
respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of 
information displays a valid control number.

List of Subjects in 31 CFR Part 570

    Administrative practice and procedure, Banking, Banks, Blocking of 
assets, Brokers, Credit, Foreign trade, Investments, Libya, Loans, 
Securities, Services.

    For the reasons set forth in the preamble, the Department of the 
Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control adds part 570 to 31 CFR 
Chapter V to read as follows:

PART 570--LIBYAN SANCTIONS REGULATIONS

Subpart A--Relation of This Part to Other Laws and Regulations
Sec.
570.101 Relation of this part to other laws and regulations.
Subpart B--Prohibitions
570.201 Prohibited transactions.
570.202 Effect of transfers violating the provisions of this part.
570.203 Holding of funds in interest-bearing accounts; investment 
and reinvestment.
Subpart C--General Definitions
570.301 Blocked account; blocked property.
570.302 Effective date.
570.303 Entity.
570.304 Government of Libya.
570.305 [Reserved]
570.306 Interest.
570.307 Licenses; general and specific.
570.308 Person.
570.309 Property; property interest.
570.310 Transfer.
570.311 United States.
570.312 U.S. financial institution.
570.313 United States person; U.S. person.
Subpart D--Interpretations
570.401 [Reserved]
570.402 Effect of amendment.
570.403 Termination and acquisition of an interest in blocked 
property.
570.404 Transactions ordinarily incident to a licensed transaction 
authorized.

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570.405 Setoffs prohibited.
570.406 Entities owned by a person whose property and interests in 
property are blocked.
Subpart E--Licenses, Authorizations, and Statements of Licensing Policy
570.501 General and specific licensing procedures.
570.502 [Reserved]
570.503 Exclusion from licenses.
570.504 Payments and transfers to blocked accounts in U.S. financial 
institutions.
570.505 Entries in certain accounts for normal service charges 
authorized.
570.506 Provision of certain legal services authorized.
570.507 Authorization of emergency medical services.
570.508 Libyan diplomatic missions in the United States.
Subpart F--[Reserved]
Subpart G--[Reserved]
Subpart H--Procedures
570.801 [Reserved]
570.802 Delegation by the Secretary of the Treasury.
Subpart I--Paperwork Reduction Act
570.901 Paperwork Reduction Act notice.

Appendix A to Part 570--Executive Order 13566

    Authority:  3 U.S.C. 301; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1601-1651, 
1701-1706; Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); 
Pub. L. 110-96, 121 Stat. 1011 (50 U.S.C. 1705 note); E.O. 13566, 76 
FR 11315, March 2, 2011.

Subpart A--Relation of This Part to Other Laws and Regulations


Sec.  570.101  Relation of this part to other laws and regulations.

    This part is separate from, and independent of, the other parts of 
this chapter, with the exception of part 501 of this chapter, the 
recordkeeping and reporting requirements and license application and 
other procedures of which apply to this part. Actions taken pursuant to 
part 501 of this chapter with respect to the prohibitions contained in 
this part are considered actions taken pursuant to this part. Differing 
foreign policy and national security circumstances may result in 
differing interpretations of similar language among the parts of this 
chapter. No license or authorization contained in or issued pursuant to 
those other parts authorizes any transaction prohibited by this part. 
No license or authorization contained in or issued pursuant to any 
other provision of law or regulation authorizes any transaction 
prohibited by this part. No license or authorization contained in or 
issued pursuant to this part relieves the involved parties from 
complying with any other applicable laws or regulations.

    Note to Sec.  570.101:  This part has been published in 
abbreviated form for the purpose of providing immediate guidance to 
the public. OFAC intends to supplement this part with a more 
comprehensive set of regulations, which may include additional 
interpretive and definitional guidance and additional general 
licenses and statements of licensing policy.

Subpart B--Prohibitions


Sec.  570.201  Prohibited transactions.

    All transactions prohibited pursuant to Executive Order 13566 of 
February 25, 2011 (76 FR 11315, March 2, 2011), are also prohibited 
pursuant to this part.

    Note 1 to Sec.  570.201:  The names of persons listed in or 
designated pursuant to Executive Order 13566, whose property and 
interests in property therefore are blocked pursuant to this 
section, are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into 
the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated 
Nationals and Blocked Persons List (``SDN List'') with the 
identifier ``[LIBYA2].'' The SDN List is accessible through the 
following page on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Web site: 
http://www.treasury.gov/sdn. Additional information pertaining to 
the SDN List can be found in Appendix A to this chapter. See Sec.  
570.406 concerning entities that may not be listed on the SDN List 
but whose property and interests in property are nevertheless 
blocked pursuant to this section. Executive Order 13566 also blocks 
the property and interests in property of the Government of Libya. 
See Sec.  570.304 of this part for the definition of the term 
Government of Libya. The property and interests in property of 
persons falling within the definition of the term Government of 
Libya are blocked pursuant to this section regardless of whether the 
names of such persons are published in the Federal Register or 
incorporated into the SDN List.


    Note 2 to Sec.  570.201:  The International Emergency Economic 
Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), in Section 203 (50 U.S.C. 1702), 
authorizes the blocking of property and interests in property of a 
person during the pendency of an investigation. The names of persons 
whose property and interests in property are blocked pending 
investigation pursuant to this section also are published in the 
Federal Register and incorporated into the SDN List with the 
identifier ``[BPI-LIBYA2].''


    Note 3 to Sec.  570.201:  Sections 501.806 and 501.807 of this 
chapter describe the procedures to be followed by persons seeking, 
respectively, the unblocking of funds that they believe were blocked 
due to mistaken identity, or administrative reconsideration of their 
status as the Government of Libya or persons whose property and 
interests in property are blocked pursuant to this section.

Sec.  570.202  Effect of transfers violating the provisions of this 
part.

    (a) Any transfer after the effective date that is in violation of 
any provision of this part or of any regulation, order, directive, 
ruling, instruction, or license issued pursuant to this part, and that 
involves any property or interest in property blocked pursuant to Sec.  
570.201, is null and void and shall not be the basis for the assertion 
or recognition of any interest in or right, remedy, power, or privilege 
with respect to such property or property interests.
    (b) No transfer before the effective date shall be the basis for 
the assertion or recognition of any right, remedy, power, or privilege 
with respect to, or any interest in, any property or interest in 
property blocked pursuant to Sec.  570.201, unless the person who holds 
or maintains such property, prior to that date, had written notice of 
the transfer or by any written evidence had recognized such transfer.
    (c) Unless otherwise provided, an appropriate license or other 
authorization issued by the Office of Foreign Assets Control before, 
during, or after a transfer shall validate such transfer or make it 
enforceable to the same extent that it would be valid or enforceable 
but for the provisions of the International Emergency Economic Powers 
Act, Executive Order 13566, this part, and any regulation, order, 
directive, ruling, instruction, or license issued pursuant to this 
part.
    (d) Transfers of property that otherwise would be null and void or 
unenforceable by virtue of the provisions of this section shall not be 
deemed to be null and void or unenforceable as to any person with whom 
such property is or was held or maintained (and as to such person only) 
in cases in which such person is able to establish to the satisfaction 
of the Office of Foreign Assets Control each of the following:
    (1) Such transfer did not represent a willful violation of the 
provisions of this part by the person with whom such property is or was 
held or maintained (and as to such person only);
    (2) The person with whom such property is or was held or maintained 
did not have reasonable cause to know or suspect, in view of all the 
facts and circumstances known or available to such person, that such 
transfer required a license or authorization issued pursuant to this 
part and was not so licensed or authorized, or, if a license or 
authorization did purport to cover the transfer, that such license or 
authorization had been obtained by misrepresentation of a third party 
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withholding of material facts or was otherwise fraudulently obtained; 
and
    (3) The person with whom such property is or was held or maintained 
filed with the Office of Foreign Assets Control a report setting forth 
in full the circumstances relating to such transfer promptly upon 
discovery that:
    (i) Such transfer was in violation of the provisions of this part 
or any regulation, ruling, instruction, license, or other directive or 
authorization issued pursuant to this part;
    (ii) Such transfer was not licensed or authorized by the Office of 
Foreign Assets Control; or
    (iii) If a license did purport to cover the transfer, such license 
had been obtained by misrepresentation of a third party or withholding 
of material facts or was otherwise fraudulently obtained.

    Note to paragraph (d) of Sec.  570.202:  The filing of a report 
in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (d)(3) of this 
section shall not be deemed evidence that the terms of paragraphs 
(d)(1) and (d)(2) of this section have been satisfied.

    (e) Unless licensed pursuant to this part, any attachment, 
judgment, decree, lien, execution, garnishment, or other judicial 
process is null and void with respect to any property in which, on or 
since the effective date, there existed an interest of a person whose 
property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Sec.  
570.201.


Sec.  570.203  Holding of funds in interest-bearing accounts; 
investment and reinvestment.

    (a) Except as provided in paragraphs (e) or (f) of this section, or 
as otherwise directed by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, any U.S. 
person holding funds, such as currency, bank deposits, or liquidated 
financial obligations, subject to Sec.  570.201 shall hold or place 
such funds in a blocked interest-bearing account located in the United 
States.
    (b)(1) For purposes of this section, the term blocked interest-
bearing account means a blocked account:
    (i) In a Federally-insured U.S. bank, thrift institution, or credit 
union, provided the funds are earning interest at rates that are 
commercially reasonable; or
    (ii) With a broker or dealer registered with the Securities and 
Exchange Commission under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 
U.S.C. 78a et seq.), provided the funds are invested in a money market 
fund or in U.S. Treasury bills.
    (2) Funds held or placed in a blocked account pursuant to paragraph 
(a) of this section may not be invested in instruments the maturity of 
which exceeds 180 days.
    (c) For purposes of this section, a rate is commercially reasonable 
if it is the rate currently offered to other depositors on deposits or 
instruments of comparable size and maturity.
    (d) For purposes of this section, if interest is credited to a 
separate blocked account or subaccount, the name of the account party 
on each account must be the same.
    (e) Blocked funds held in instruments the maturity of which exceeds 
180 days at the time the funds become subject to Sec.  570.201 may 
continue to be held until maturity in the original instrument, provided 
any interest, earnings, or other proceeds derived therefrom are paid 
into a blocked interest-bearing account in accordance with paragraphs 
(a) or (f) of this section.
    (f) Blocked funds held in accounts or instruments outside the 
United States at the time the funds become subject to Sec.  570.201 may 
continue to be held in the same type of accounts or instruments, 
provided the funds earn interest at rates that are commercially 
reasonable.
    (g) This section does not create an affirmative obligation for the 
holder of blocked tangible property, such as chattels or real estate, 
or of other blocked property, such as debt or equity securities, to 
sell or liquidate such property. However, the Office of Foreign Assets 
Control may issue licenses permitting or directing such sales or 
liquidation in appropriate cases.
    (h) Funds subject to this section may not be held, invested, or 
reinvested in a manner that provides immediate financial or economic 
benefit or access to any person whose property and interests in 
property are blocked pursuant to Sec.  570.201, nor may their holder 
cooperate in or facilitate the pledging or other attempted use as 
collateral of blocked funds or other assets.

Subpart C--General Definitions


Sec.  570.301  Blocked account; blocked property.

    The terms blocked account and blocked property shall mean any 
account or property subject to the prohibitions in Sec.  570.201 held 
in the name of the Government of Libya or any other person whose 
property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Sec.  
570.201, or in which the Government of Libya or such person has an 
interest, and with respect to which payments, transfers, exportations, 
withdrawals, or other dealings may not be made or effected except 
pursuant to an authorization or license from the Office of Foreign 
Assets Control expressly authorizing such action.

    Note to Sec.  570.301:  See Sec.  570.406 concerning the blocked 
status of property and interests in property of an entity that is 50 
percent or more owned by a person whose property and interests in 
property are blocked pursuant to Sec.  570.201.

Sec.  570.302  Effective date.

    The term effective date refers to the effective date of the 
applicable prohibitions and directives contained in this part as 
follows:
    (a) With respect to the Government of Libya, as defined in Sec.  
570.304, or a person listed in the Annex to Executive Order 13566, 8 
p.m. eastern standard time, February 25, 2011; or
    (b) With respect to a person whose property and interests in 
property are otherwise blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13566, the 
earlier of the date of actual or constructive notice that such person's 
property and interests in property are blocked.


Sec.  570.303  Entity.

    The term entity means a partnership, association, trust, joint 
venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization.


Sec.  570.304  Government of Libya.

    The term Government of Libya includes:
    (a) The state and the Government of Libya, as well as any political 
subdivision, agency, or instrumentality thereof, and the Central Bank 
of Libya;
    (b) Any entity owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by the 
foregoing;
    (c) Any person to the extent that such person is, or has been, or 
to the extent that there is reasonable cause to believe that such 
person is, or has been, since the effective date, acting or purporting 
to act directly or indirectly on behalf of any of the foregoing; and
    (d) Any other person determined by the Office of Foreign Assets 
Control to be included within paragraphs (a) through (c) of this 
section.

    Note 1 to Sec.  570.304:  The names of some of the persons that 
fall within this definition are published in the Federal Register 
and incorporated into the Office of Foreign Assets Control's 
Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (``SDN 
List'') with the identifier ``[LIBYA2].'' The SDN List is accessible 
through the following page on OFAC's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/sdn. However, the property and interests in 
property of persons falling within the definition of the term 
Government of Libya are blocked pursuant to Sec.  570.201 regardless 
of whether the names of such persons are published in the Federal 
Register or incorporated into the SDN List.


    Note 2 to Sec.  570.304:  Section 501.807 of this chapter 
describes the procedures to be followed by persons seeking 
administrative

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reconsideration of their status as the Government of Libya.

Sec.  570.305  [Reserved]


Sec.  570.306  Interest.

    Except as otherwise provided in this part, the term interest, when 
used with respect to property (e.g., ``an interest in property''), 
means an interest of any nature whatsoever, direct or indirect.


Sec.  570.307  Licenses; general and specific.

    (a) Except as otherwise specified, the term license means any 
license or authorization contained in or issued pursuant to this part.
    (b) The term general license means any license or authorization the 
terms of which are set forth in subpart E of this part.
    (c) The term specific license means any license or authorization 
not set forth in subpart E of this part but issued pursuant to this 
part.

    Note to Sec.  570.307:  See Sec.  501.801 of this chapter on 
licensing procedures.

Sec.  570.308  Person.

    The term person means an individual or entity.


Sec.  570.309  Property; property interest.

    The terms property and property interest include, but are not 
limited to, money, checks, drafts, bullion, bank deposits, savings 
accounts, debts, indebtedness, obligations, notes, guarantees, 
debentures, stocks, bonds, coupons, any other financial instruments, 
bankers acceptances, mortgages, pledges, liens or other rights in the 
nature of security, warehouse receipts, bills of lading, trust 
receipts, bills of sale, any other evidences of title, ownership or 
indebtedness, letters of credit and any documents relating to any 
rights or obligations thereunder, powers of attorney, goods, wares, 
merchandise, chattels, stocks on hand, ships, goods on ships, real 
estate mortgages, deeds of trust, vendors' sales agreements, land 
contracts, leaseholds, ground rents, real estate and any other interest 
therein, options, negotiable instruments, trade acceptances, royalties, 
book accounts, accounts payable, judgments, patents, trademarks or 
copyrights, insurance policies, safe deposit boxes and their contents, 
annuities, pooling agreements, services of any nature whatsoever, 
contracts of any nature whatsoever, and any other property, real, 
personal, or mixed, tangible or intangible, or interest or interests 
therein, present, future, or contingent.


Sec.  570.310  Transfer.

    The term transfer means any actual or purported act or transaction, 
whether or not evidenced by writing, and whether or not done or 
performed within the United States, the purpose, intent, or effect of 
which is to create, surrender, release, convey, transfer, or alter, 
directly or indirectly, any right, remedy, power, privilege, or 
interest with respect to any property. Without limitation on the 
foregoing, it shall include the making, execution, or delivery of any 
assignment, power, conveyance, check, declaration, deed, deed of trust, 
power of attorney, power of appointment, bill of sale, mortgage, 
receipt, agreement, contract, certificate, gift, sale, affidavit, or 
statement; the making of any payment; the setting off of any obligation 
or credit; the appointment of any agent, trustee, or fiduciary; the 
creation or transfer of any lien; the issuance, docketing, or filing 
of, or levy of or under, any judgment, decree, attachment, injunction, 
execution, or other judicial or administrative process or order, or the 
service of any garnishment; the acquisition of any interest of any 
nature whatsoever by reason of a judgment or decree of any foreign 
country; the fulfillment of any condition; the exercise of any power of 
appointment, power of attorney, or other power; or the acquisition, 
disposition, transportation, importation, exportation, or withdrawal of 
any security.


Sec.  570.311  United States.

    The term United States means the United States, its territories and 
possessions, and all areas under the jurisdiction or authority thereof.


Sec.  570.312  U.S. financial institution.

    The term U.S. financial institution means any U.S. entity 
(including its foreign branches) that is engaged in the business of 
accepting deposits, making, granting, transferring, holding, or 
brokering loans or credits, or purchasing or selling foreign exchange, 
securities, or commodity futures or options, or procuring purchasers 
and sellers thereof, as principal or agent. It includes but is not 
limited to depository institutions, banks, savings banks, trust 
companies, securities brokers and dealers, commodity futures and 
options brokers and dealers, forward contract and foreign exchange 
merchants, securities and commodities exchanges, clearing corporations, 
investment companies, employee benefit plans, and U.S. holding 
companies, U.S. affiliates, or U.S. subsidiaries of any of the 
foregoing. This term includes those branches, offices, and agencies of 
foreign financial institutions that are located in the United States, 
but not such institutions' foreign branches, offices, or agencies.


Sec.  570.313  United States person; U.S. person.

    The term United States person or U.S. person means any United 
States citizen, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the 
laws of the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States 
(including foreign branches), or any person in the United States.

Subpart D--Interpretations


Sec.  570.401  [Reserved]


Sec.  570.402  Effect of amendment.

    Unless otherwise specifically provided, any amendment, 
modification, or revocation of any provision in this part, any 
provision in or appendix to this chapter, or any order, regulation, 
ruling, instruction, or license issued by the Office of Foreign Assets 
Control does not affect any act done or omitted, or any civil or 
criminal proceeding commenced or pending, prior to such amendment, 
modification, or revocation. All penalties, forfeitures, and 
liabilities under any such order, regulation, ruling, instruction, or 
license continue and may be enforced as if such amendment, 
modification, or revocation had not been made.


Sec.  570.403  Termination and acquisition of an interest in blocked 
property.

    (a) Whenever a transaction licensed or authorized by or pursuant to 
this part results in the transfer of property (including any property 
interest) away from the Government of Libya or a person, such property 
shall no longer be deemed to be property blocked pursuant to Sec.  
570.201, unless there exists in the property another interest that is 
blocked pursuant to Sec.  570.201, the transfer of which has not been 
effected pursuant to license or other authorization.
    (b) Unless otherwise specifically provided in a license or 
authorization issued pursuant to this part, if property (including any 
property interest) is transferred or attempted to be transferred to the 
Government of Libya or any other person whose property and interests in 
property are blocked pursuant to Sec.  570.201, such property shall be 
deemed to be property in which the Government of Libya or that person 
has an interest and therefore blocked.


Sec.  570.404  Transactions ordinarily incident to a licensed 
transaction authorized.

    Any transaction ordinarily incident to a licensed transaction and 
necessary to

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give effect thereto is also authorized, except:
    (a) An ordinarily incident transaction, not explicitly authorized 
within the terms of the license, by or with the Government of Libya or 
any other person whose property and interests in property are blocked 
pursuant to Sec.  570.201; or
    (b) An ordinarily incident transaction, not explicitly authorized 
within the terms of the license, involving a debit to a blocked account 
or a transfer of blocked property.


Sec.  570.405  Setoffs prohibited.

    A setoff against blocked property (including a blocked account), 
whether by a U.S. bank or other U.S. person, is a prohibited transfer 
under Sec.  570.201 if effected after the effective date.


Sec.  570.406  Entities owned by a person whose property and interests 
in property are blocked.

    A person whose property and interests in property are blocked 
pursuant to Sec.  570.201 has an interest in all property and interests 
in property of an entity in which it owns, directly or indirectly, a 50 
percent or greater interest. The property and interests in property of 
such an entity, therefore, are blocked, and such an entity is a person 
whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Sec.  
570.201, regardless of whether the entity itself is listed in the Annex 
or designated pursuant to Executive Order 13566.

    Note to Sec.  570.406:  This section, which deals with the 
consequences of ownership of entities, in no way limits section 
570.304's definition of the term Government of Libya.

Subpart E--Licenses, Authorizations, and Statements of Licensing 
Policy


Sec.  570.501  General and specific licensing procedures.

    For provisions relating to licensing procedures, see part 501, 
subpart E of this chapter. Licensing actions taken pursuant to part 501 
of this chapter with respect to the prohibitions contained in this part 
are considered actions taken pursuant to this part. Additional general 
licenses and statements of licensing policy relating to this part may 
be available through the following page on OFAC's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/programs/pages/libya.aspx.


Sec.  570.502  [Reserved]


Sec.  570.503  Exclusion from licenses.

    The Office of Foreign Assets Control reserves the right to exclude 
any person, property, transaction, or class thereof from the operation 
of any license or from the privileges conferred by any license. The 
Office of Foreign Assets Control also reserves the right to restrict 
the applicability of any license to particular persons, property, 
transactions, or classes thereof. Such actions are binding upon actual 
or constructive notice of the exclusions or restrictions.


Sec.  570.504  Payments and transfers to blocked accounts in U.S. 
financial institutions.

    Any payment of funds or transfer of credit in which the Government 
of Libya or any other person whose property and interests in property 
are blocked pursuant to Sec.  570.201 has any interest that comes 
within the possession or control of a U.S. financial institution must 
be blocked in an account on the books of that financial institution. A 
transfer of funds or credit by a U.S. financial institution between 
blocked accounts in its branches or offices is authorized, provided 
that no transfer is made from an account within the United States to an 
account held outside the United States, and further provided that a 
transfer from a blocked account may be made only to another blocked 
account held in the same name.

    Note to Sec.  570.504:  See Sec.  501.603 of this chapter for 
mandatory reporting requirements regarding financial transfers. See 
also Sec.  570.203 concerning the obligation to hold blocked funds 
in interest-bearing accounts.

.Sec.  570.505  Entries in certain accounts for normal service charges 
authorized.

    (a) A U.S. financial institution is authorized to debit any blocked 
account held at that financial institution in payment or reimbursement 
for normal service charges owed it by the owner of that blocked 
account.
    (b) As used in this section, the term normal service charges shall 
include charges in payment or reimbursement for interest due; cable, 
telegraph, Internet, or telephone charges; postage costs; custody fees; 
small adjustment charges to correct bookkeeping errors; and, but not by 
way of limitation, minimum balance charges, notary and protest fees, 
and charges for reference books, photocopies, credit reports, 
transcripts of statements, registered mail, insurance, stationery and 
supplies, and other similar items.


Sec.  570.506  Provision of certain legal services authorized.

    (a) The provision of the following legal services to or on behalf 
of the Government of Libya or any other persons whose property and 
interests in property are blocked pursuant to Sec.  570.201 is 
authorized, provided that all receipts of payment of professional fees 
and reimbursement of incurred expenses must be specifically licensed:
    (1) Provision of legal advice and counseling on the requirements of 
and compliance with the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction 
within the United States, provided that such advice and counseling are 
not provided to facilitate transactions in violation of this part;
    (2) Representation of the Government of Libya or persons named as 
defendants in or otherwise made parties to domestic U.S. legal, 
arbitration, or administrative proceedings;
    (3) Initiation and conduct of legal, arbitration, or administrative 
proceedings before any U.S. Federal, state, or local court or agency;
    (4) Representation of the Government of Libya or persons before any 
U.S. Federal, state, or local court or agency with respect to the 
imposition, administration, or enforcement of U.S. sanctions against 
the Government of Libya or such persons; and
    (5) Provision of legal services in any other context in which 
prevailing U.S. law requires access to legal counsel at public expense.
    (b) The provision of any other legal services to the Government of 
Libya or any other persons whose property and interests in property are 
blocked pursuant to Sec.  570.201, not otherwise authorized by this 
section, requires the issuance of a specific license.
    (c) Entry into a settlement agreement or the enforcement of any 
lien, judgment, arbitral award, decree, or other order through 
execution, garnishment, or other judicial process purporting to 
transfer or otherwise alter or affect property or interests in property 
blocked pursuant to Sec.  570.201 is prohibited unless licensed 
pursuant to this part.

    Note to Sec.  570.506:  Effective July 1, 2011, this section 
replaces and supersedes General License No. 3, dated March 9, 2011, 
which was issued pursuant to Executive Order 13566, and posted on 
OFAC's Web site, to authorize provision of certain legal services.

Sec.  570.507  Authorization of emergency medical services.

    The provision of nonscheduled emergency medical services in the 
United States to persons whose property and interests in property are 
blocked pursuant to Sec.  570.201 is authorized, provided that all 
receipt of payment for such services must be specifically licensed.

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Sec.  570.508  Libyan diplomatic missions in the United States.

    (a) The provision of goods or services in the United States to the 
diplomatic missions of the Government of Libya to the United States and 
the United Nations is authorized, provided that:
    (1) The goods or services are for the conduct of the official 
business of the missions, or for personal use of the employees of the 
missions, and are not for resale;
    (2) The transaction does not involve the purchase, sale, financing, 
or refinancing of real property;
    (3) The transaction is not otherwise prohibited by law; and
    (4) The transaction is conducted through an account at a U.S. 
financial institution specifically licensed by OFAC.

    Note to paragraph (a)(4) of Sec.  570.508:  U.S. financial 
institutions are required to obtain specific licenses to operate 
accounts for, or extend credit to, the diplomatic missions of the 
Government of Libya to the United States and the United Nations.

    (b) The provision of goods or services in the United States to the 
employees of the diplomatic missions of the Government of Libya to the 
United States and the United Nations is authorized, provided that:
    (1) The goods or services are for personal use of the employees of 
the missions, and are not for resale; and
    (2) The transaction is not otherwise prohibited by law.

    Note 1 to Sec.  570.508: See Sec.  570.404 for authorization, 
with certain exceptions, of any transaction ordinarily incident to a 
licensed transaction and necessary to give effect thereto.


    Note 2 to Sec.  570.508: Effective July 1, 2011, this section 
replaces and supersedes General License No. 2, dated March 1, 2011, 
which was issued pursuant to Executive Order 13566 and posted on 
OFAC's Web site.

Subpart F--[Reserved]

Subpart G--[Reserved]

Subpart H--Procedures


Sec.  570.801  [Reserved]


Sec.  570.802  Delegation by the Secretary of the Treasury.

    Any action that the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to take 
pursuant to Executive Order 13566 of February 25, 2011 (76 FR 11315, 
March 2, 2011), and any further Executive orders relating to the 
national emergency declared therein, may be taken by the Director of 
the Office of Foreign Assets Control or by any other person to whom the 
Secretary of the Treasury has delegated authority so to act.

Subpart I--Paperwork Reduction Act


Sec.  570.901  Paperwork Reduction Act notice.

    For approval by the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') under 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507) of information 
collections relating to recordkeeping and reporting requirements, 
licensing procedures (including those pursuant to statements of 
licensing policy), and other procedures, see Sec.  501.901 of this 
chapter. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not 
required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays 
a valid control number assigned by OMB.

Appendix A to Part 570--Executive Order 13566

Executive Order 13566 of February 25, 2011

Blocking Property and Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related to 
Libya

    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution 
and the laws of the United States of America, including the 
International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) 
(IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) 
(NEA), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I, BARACK 
OBAMA, President of the United States of America, find that Colonel 
Muammar Qadhafi, his government, and close associates have taken 
extreme measures against the people of Libya, including by using 
weapons of war, mercenaries, and wanton violence against unarmed 
civilians. I further find that there is a serious risk that Libyan 
state assets will be misappropriated by Qadhafi, members of his 
government, members of his family, or his close associates if those 
assets are not protected. The foregoing circumstances, the prolonged 
attacks, and the increased numbers of Libyans seeking refuge in 
other countries from the attacks, have caused a deterioration in the 
security of Libya and pose a serious risk to its stability, thereby 
constituting an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national 
security and foreign policy of the United States, and I hereby 
declare a national emergency to deal with that threat.
    I hereby order:
    Section 1. All property and interests in property that are in 
the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or 
that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any 
United States person, including any overseas branch, of the 
following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, 
exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in:
    (a) The persons listed in the Annex to this order; and
    (b) Any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in 
consultation with the Secretary of State:
    (i) To be a senior official of the Government of Libya;
    (ii) To be a child of Colonel Muammar Qadhafi;
    (iii) To be responsible for or complicit in, or responsible for 
ordering, controlling, or otherwise directing, or to have 
participated in, the commission of human rights abuses related to 
political repression in Libya;
    (iv) To have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided 
financial, material, logistical, or technical support for, or goods 
or services in support of the activities described in subsection 
(b)(iii) of this section or any person whose property and interests 
in property are blocked pursuant to this order;
    (v) To be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported 
to act for or on behalf of, any person whose property and interests 
in property are blocked pursuant to this order; or
    (vi) To be a spouse or dependent child of any person whose 
property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this 
order.
    Sec. 2. All property and interests in property that are in the 
United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that 
are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United 
States person, including any overseas branch, of the Government of 
Libya, its agencies, instrumentalities, and controlled entities, and 
the Central Bank of Libya, are blocked and may not be transferred, 
paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in.
    Sec. 3. For those persons whose property and interests in 
property are blocked pursuant to this order who might have a 
constitutional presence in the United States, I find that because of 
the ability to transfer funds or other assets instantaneously, prior 
notice to such persons of measures to be taken pursuant to this 
order would render those measures ineffectual. I therefore determine 
that for these measures to be effective in addressing the national 
emergency declared in this order, there need be no prior notice of a 
listing or determination made pursuant to section 1 of this order.
    Sec. 4. I hereby determine that, to the extent section 203(b)(2) 
of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)) may apply, the making of donations 
of the type of articles specified in such section by, to, or for the 
benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are 
blocked pursuant to sections 1 and 2 of this order would seriously 
impair my ability to deal with the national emergency declared in 
this order, and I hereby prohibit such donations as provided by 
sections 1 and 2 of this order.
    Sec. 5. The prohibitions in sections 1 and 2 of this order 
include but are not limited to:
    (a) The making of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, 
or services by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property 
and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; and
    (b) The receipt of any contribution or provision of funds, 
goods, or services from any such person.
    Sec. 6. The prohibitions in sections 1 and 2 of this order apply 
except to the extent provided by statutes, or in regulations, 
orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to this 
order, and notwithstanding any contract entered into or

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any license or permit granted prior to the effective date of this 
order.
    Sec. 7. (a) Any transaction by a United States person or within 
the United States that evades or avoids, has the purpose of evading 
or avoiding, causes a violation of, or attempts to violate any of 
the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.
    (b) Any conspiracy formed to violate any of the prohibitions set 
forth in this order is prohibited.
    Sec. 8. Nothing in this order shall prohibit transactions for 
the conduct of the official business of the Federal Government by 
employees, grantees, or contractors thereof.
    Sec. 9. For the purposes of this order:
    (a) The term ``person'' means an individual or entity;
    (b) The term ``entity'' means a partnership, association, trust, 
joint venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization; 
and
    (c) The term ``United States person'' means any United States 
citizen or national, permanent resident alien, entity organized 
under the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction within the 
United States (including foreign branches), or any person in the 
United States.
    Sec. 10. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the 
Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to take such actions, 
including the promulgation of rules and regulations, and to employ 
all powers granted to the President by IEEPA as may be necessary to 
carry out the purposes of this order. The Secretary of the Treasury 
may redelegate any of these functions to other officers and agencies 
of the United States Government consistent with applicable law. All 
agencies of the United States Government are hereby directed to take 
all appropriate measures within their authority to carry out the 
provisions of this order.
    Sec. 11. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the 
Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to determine that 
circumstances no longer warrant the blocking of the property and 
interests in property of a person listed in the Annex to this order, 
and to take necessary action to give effect to that determination.
    Sec. 12. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the 
Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to submit the recurring and 
final reports to the Congress on the national emergency declared in 
this order, consistent with section 401(c) of the NEA (50 U.S.C. 
1641(c)) and section 204(c) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1703(c)).
    Sec. 13. This order is not intended to, and does not, create any 
right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or 
in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, 
agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any 
other person.
    Sec. 14. This order is effective at 8 p.m. eastern standard time 
on February 25, 2011.

Barack Obama

THE WHITE HOUSE,

February 25, 2011.

ANNEX

Individuals

    1. Ayesha QADHAFI [Lieutenant General in the Libyan Army, born 
circa 1976 or 1977]
    2. Khamis QADHAFI [born 1980]
    3. Muammar QADHAFI [Head of State of Libya, born 1942]
    4. Mutassim QADHAFI [National Security Advisor and Lieutenant 
Colonel in the Libyan Army, born circa 1975]
    5. Saif Al-Islam QADHAFI [born June 5, 1972]

    Dated: June 28, 2011.
Adam J. Szubin,
Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.
    Approved: June 28, 2011.
David S. Cohen,
Acting Under Secretary, Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, 
Department of the Treasury.
[FR Doc. 2011-16621 Filed 6-30-11; 8:45 am]
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